Sustainability

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Aorist recognizes our responsibility to our planet.

Offsetting CO2 emissions and financing climate change projects

With respect to the production of NFTs, we pledge to limit the net damage our business will create and repay what we have taken from the environment. Thus, Aorist is committed to removing from the environment twice the amount of CO2 we generate through the NFT creation process.

Aorist offsets its carbon footprint with ClimateTrade, a leader in CO2 emissions transparency and traceability, in two ways. First, Aorist supports ClimateTrade’s Reforestation of Colombia's coastal Andes region project and invests their own capital to offset twice the carbon emissions generated by our day-to-day operations.

Second, every purchase a collector makes will also generate an automatic donation to the ClimateTrade’s Reforestation of Colombia's coastal Andes region project to offset the CO2 emissions generated by minting the work. This transaction is traced by blockchain to ensure accountability and accessibility to the conservation efforts.

By using blockchain technology, ClimateTrade verifies our funds are channeled directly to the projects we have sponsored, and our pledged carbon offset is accurately reflected in their specific projects.

Powered by a carbon-neutral blockchain

Aorist is powered by Algorand, the world’s most efficient and greenest carbon negative blockchain available. As the world’s first Pure Proof-of-Stake blockchain, the Algorand network was designed to minimally impact the environment. Compared to other blockchains, Algorand’s digital asset creation and transactions generate fewer – as much as 2 million times fewer CO2 emissions  – than their competitors.

Transparency

Transparency is paramount to ensuring we are making the difference we are pledging to make. Aorist pledges to independently audit our selected Climate Trade project annually and audit our own emissions calculations quarterly.